The survey responses are in and I’ve had fun creating a colourful infographic with a few of the results. As you know, infographics are ‘so hot right now’!
I know I’m meant to be taking a break, but a blogger’s work is never done, and there are some behind the scenes machinations happening here. I’m a bit kerfuffled, one day I want to quit blogging all together, the next I want to start another blog alongside My Poppet! That’s where your thoughts could really help me.
I really want to find out what you like (or not) about My Poppet, so I can make this place even better for you to visit.
To get some insight I’ve put together a survey (and tried to make it a little fun). It’s a bit long, but if you get all the way to the every end and fill your survey out by the 12th Jan I will reward you with a FREE copy of my Felt Owl PDF Pattern.
It’s right here below, just click on START to get started!
Thank You! Responses have been overwhelming and I’ve received very constructive and useful feedback. I’ll be creating an infographic with all the interesting information gathered that I think may interest you.
I’m working on getting the patterns out to everyone as quickly as possible so please be patient if it hasn’t hit your inbox yet.
Just wanted to say thanks for supporting My Poppet this year, it’s been a big one! The blog has had a tremendous growth in readership and I’m very proud off all the hard work I’ve put in. It’s been fun but challenging and now I need a little break to recharge my batteries, so I’ll be taking a blog hiatus for 6-8 weeks.
No big dramas behind the scenes, just some construction work in our house and the ensuing chaos it entails. In fact I haven’t had a kitchen since September, so just the daily routine stuff like feeding the kid and washing the dishes (in the bath tub) has has taken it out of me. Keeping creative has been a challenge as there is noise and dust most of the time and often no power or lights, so sorry if my post quality has slipped of late. I’m looking forward to some time to get my home in order and I’m hoping my energy levels will bounce back once my environment is a little less crazy.
Wishing you all a wonderful and safe Christmas break and a good start to 2014
Instagram is my favourite place ever (well at least virtually!) Where else can creatives from all over the world inspire each other without even having to know another language. It’s true that a picture speaks a thousand multilingual words.
Instagram is how I met Gaia Segattini, Italian fashion designer, craft blogger and author of “Handmade per imbranati-rinnova il tuo guardaroba“, which means “Handmade for dummies-Renew your wardrobe”. (more…)
With all the hub bub of this busy Christmas season, it’s so easy to get caught up in trivialities and forget how lucky we are that our children have the chance of getting a good education. At casa My Poppet we donate to children’s charities throughout the year, and it’s good to know that big companies like IKEA are doing their part too. For the last 10 years, the IKEA foundation has donated funds from their IKEA Soft Toy Campaign to help provide quality education to children living in poverty in developing countries. This year it’s on again. Till January 5th 2014, for every IKEA soft toy or children’s book sold at IKEA, the IKEA Foundation will donate €1 (approx. $1.50 AUD) to children’s education through UNICEF and Save the Children. (more…)
It’s almost time to start wrapping all those gifts for Christmas, and in the spirit of a Handmade Christmas I thought it would be fun to design my own gift wrapping paper too!
I’ve created five fun Printable Gift Wrapping Paper designs that will brighten up your Christmas crafts this season. The designs are based on the basic CYMK print colours to give your gift wrapping a contemporary twist. All the papers coordinate with each other so they are easy to mix and match. But the best thing about these colourful paper designs is that you can use them all year round for wrapping birthday gifts or just everyday paper craft fun. (more…)
This post was created in collaboration with Lark
I’ve been a big fan of Lark for the longest time, in fact, Lark’s knitted doughnuts were one of the first products I ordered when I opened my own store way back when. So when the lovely Allison asked me to put a Christmas Wishlist together to feature on the Lark Blog, I was happy to browse the online shop for some giftable goodies.
Christmas hasn’t even arrived and I’m all ready day dreaming about summer holidays. Whilst our northern hemisphere friends are rugging up and preparing for a snowy Christmas, down here in OZ we will be cooling off in the pool and enjoying fresh tropical fruit.
In the spirit of embracing all things summer I’ve designed these Fun Fruit Keyrings from Hama/Perler beads, they are easy to make, and make great stocking fillers and Kris Kringle (Secret Santa) gifts.
Use them as key rings, or cute handbag charms. If you are embracing a summertime Christmas theme, why not add a hanging loop instead and use them as tree decorations.
I’ve included the patterns below, if your kids are old enough to play with beads, this would be a fun activity to do together, just make sure you do the ironing.